Role of phospholipases in adrenal steroidogenesis

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Abstract

Phospholipases are lipid-metabolizing enzymes that hydrolyze phospholipids. In some cases, their activity results in remodeling of lipids and/or allows the synthesis of other lipids. In other cases, however, and of interest to the topic of adrenal steroidogenesis, phospholipases produce second messengers that modify the function of a cell. In this review, the enzymatic reactions, products, and effectors of three phospholipases, phospholipase C, phospholipase D, and phospholipase A 2 , are discussed. Although much data have been obtained concerning the role of phospholipases C and D in regulating adrenal steroid hormone production, there are still many gaps in our knowledge. Furthermore, little is known about the involvement of phospholipase A2, perhaps, in part, because this enzyme comprises a large family of related enzymes that are differentially regulated and with different functions. This review presents the evidence supporting the role of each of these phospholipases in steroidogenesis in the adrenal cortex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R29-R41
JournalJournal of Endocrinology
Volume229
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Phospholipases
Phospholipase D
Type C Phospholipases
Lipids
Enzymes
Phospholipases A
Phospholipases A2
Adrenal Cortex
Second Messenger Systems
Phospholipids
Steroids
Hormones

Keywords

  • Adrenal cortex
  • Angiotensin
  • Intracellular signaling
  • Phospholipids
  • Signal transduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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Role of phospholipases in adrenal steroidogenesis. / Bollag, Wendy B.

In: Journal of Endocrinology, Vol. 229, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. R29-R41.

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